Macy's COSMETICS Interview Questions

Updated Jul 23, 2015
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    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Macy's (Costa Mesa, CA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Online test. Then I scheduled an interview online to go into the store. I took the first date available because I heard sometimes nothing is available. I went to my scheduled interview with an HR manager. It went well and a cosmetics counter manager called me the next day to schedule an interview with the Clinique counter. Then there will be one more interview.

    Interview Questions

    • How I would sell credit cards.   1 Answer
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    Shiseido Cosmetics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's in July 2015.

    Interview

    I walked into macys and sat in the waiting area where the macys jobs computers were, waited for 15 minutes. A really nice girl walked out and greeted me, walked me into a office and asked me a few questions. She then said she wasn't sure if the position was still available because the open positions change alot, and see if there are others available. Another woman came in a greeted me with a smile and was very welcoming, she offered me a part time job for retail dresses/suits and explained the details, training and orientation and of course I took the job offer. She called me by my name and said welcome to macys. I was hired on the spot. The women were extremely nice and welcoming. The other girl came in and told me congratulations and that my interview outfit was perfect. I signed a paper and they transferred me over to AST to book appointments for training and orientation for Monday and Tuesday. And the questions were very easy.

    Interview Questions

    • would you be comfortable applying makeup to another person's face?   1 Answer
    • Are you available on weekends?   1 Answer
    • what is your availability like?   1 Answer
    • Can you tell me about your past experiences?   1 Answer
    • Tell me about a time when you helped a customer   Answer Question
    • Why do you want to work for Macys?   1 Answer
    • Have you ever worked on a cash register when working at vons?   1 Answer
    • Can you explain your employment at vons?   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Macy's.

    Interview

    Applied online and was contacted via email to arrange an interview for this position. It was a great experience, I interviewed with the Cosmetics Department Manager. She was lovely and made me feel very welcome and comfortable. Didn't get the position as they were looking for someone for at least a year. But she told me to come back and re-apply if my availability/plans changed. Seems like a good work environment from what I saw - but of course this varies from location to location.

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    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    The first interview was online, the second and third in person. It was a basic interview with generic questions. The time frame in between the three interviews was disastrously long. If you are looking for a quick job, do not expect Macy's to be an ideal candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • How can you contribute to the Macy's legacy on a personal level?   Answer Question
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    Cosmetic Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    Applied online - meeting scheduled online - generic meeting with a dept manager then second meeting with cosmetic manager. 3rd meeting with vendor rep then telephone interview with vendor coordinator. Stock interview questions throughout - no proper interview space. People seemed harried and stressed.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you the hungriest in the room?   1 Answer
  7. Helpful (1)  

    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edison, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Macy's (Edison, NJ) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I filled out an application online and I received an email to set up an appointment. I had interview with cosmetic manager and floor manager. After that I had interview for talent plus and now today I have interview in store again.

    Interview Questions

    • How loyal are you? What would you do if you see one of the employee stealing?   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Cosmetics Counter Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Macy's (San Jose, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Lots of interviews. Up to 6. Start out basic interview then a phone interview then a talent interview and then a final in person interview. It is important to base answers off personal life and work experience. Talk about strategy and how you dealt with specific difficulties or situations.

    Interview Questions

    • Scenario and strategy interview questions... Based on personal experiences   1 Answer
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    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Macy's (Newark, DE).

    Interview

    Very long process, normally two to three interviews. I applied online, got an interview the next day. Met with the cosmetics manager, I had met with her previously on another interview. It went well and she wanted to know about my availability and to call her. I called her back about two days later and never received a callback.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you close a sale?   1 Answer
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    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pembroke Pines, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Macy's (Pembroke Pines, FL) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I interviewed with a woman from the cosmetics department and she asked some basic questions and wrote down the answers. She asked about my experience and if I'd be willing to apply makeup to people's hands and faces. I applied for a part-time position but since I'm going back to college in a month, she just put me down for a temp/as-needed position. She said cosmetics training takes longer than most retail positions because you need training from Macy's and from the vendor. Be prepared to commit to a long training process if hired. Also, she mentioned that they use a 9-point system so if you miss work, are late to work, etc., you lose a point, and if you lose all 9 points they fire you, no matter how good you are.

    Interview Questions

    • How can you assure that a customer will return to you?   Answer Question
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    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milford, CT
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Macy's (Milford, CT) in June 2015.

    Interview

    It was a little nerve racking. The manager for cosmetics didn't interview me because he wasn't there. So I was interviews by some other lady. She was nice and kind. Very interested in my other job that I am employed at. I wore all black. Black pants, top, blazer and flats. I also wore makeup but not heavy makeup.

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